KOREAN CULTURE | How Seollal [설날] is performed

Thursday, 16 February 2017

As promised in my New year update post, I said I was going to write about how Seollal is celebrated.

새해  많이 받으세요 = Please receive a lot of luck or blessings in the New Year

Seollal~설날 is the most celebrated holiday in South Korea, the second being Chuseok
추석which is the harvest festival. Seollal is not only a celebration of the coming in of a new year but an opportunity for families to come together from far and near, catch up with each other and enjoy sumptuous meals and activities. It is also a time to pay respects to ancestors and visit their grave sites.

World Poetry Day | 7th Korea-Nigeria Poetry competition & Fiesta [Call for Entry]

Thursday, 9 February 2017


I have some exciting news for all you budding writers out there. In commemoration of World Poetry day, Arojah Concepts and the Korean Cultural Centre, Nigeria (KCCN) are calling for entry submissions for their annual Korea-Nigeria Poetry competition which is  open to everyone. 

This year’s edition, which is the 7th in the series, will focus on the STATE OF THE NATION.
Interested POETS are invited to submit their entries in accordance with the following guidelines:

  •        That your submission will be a poetic expression and, or appraisal of the mood/state of the nations of the world, leaders and leadership styles, governance and misrule, politics and politicking, poverty, nepotism, killings, corruption, e.t.c.)
  •         Each poet can enter a maximum of 3 poems as a single entry
  •         All entries must conform with the above focus/theme
  •         All entries must be the original work of the poet and not previously published
  •         All entries should be in a single file of a word document, sent either as an attachment or in the body of the mail. No PDF file would be accepted.
  •        All entries should be sent to knpf@arojahconcepts.com with the subject box marked KNPF 2017 SUBMISSION
  •         All entries must be received on or before Tuesday 28th February, 2017
  •       A shortlist of 10 poems/poets selected by a three-man panel will be announced on MARCH 10, 2017.
  •       All selected poems/poets will receive certificate of merit/participation during the 7th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast in Abuja on TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2017 while the selected poems will be performed by Arojah Royal Theatre as part of activities marking the World Poetry Day. This will include the presentation of the second edition of the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Anthology.


Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo
For Arojah Concepts/KCCN

Well that's it folks, I wish you all the best and look forward to reading the winning entries!!

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새해 복 많이 받으세요 | Update & Seollal celebrations in Nigeria

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

새해~Saehae is one of the words that means ‘new year‘, 복~Bok means ‘luck’, and 많이~Maani means ‘many’ or ‘lots of’, 받으세요~Badeuseyo is the honorific way of saying 받다~Badda, meaning ‘to receive’. Thus, 새해 복 많이 받으세요 means Please receive lots of luck this year.

Hello guys, 

It has been a while since I wrote on here but I sure did miss it. Life has been quite busy the last couple of months but I am finally back in Nigeria now and I have more time and opportunity to write and make videos for you guys. I have enrolled for the Korean language class at the Korean cultural centre in Nigeria and boy has my language skills improved, spoken Korean especially.

Another big news is that I am currently
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